Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that has escaped, especially an escaped prisoner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An escaped person: used particularly with reference to convicts who have escaped from penal settlements, or have escaped and been recaptured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
  • noun Someone who has escaped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who escapes

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Examples

  • An escapee is marooned on a formerly inhabited island.

    Reading Groups

  • I suppose it's only fitting then, that the lone escapee from the asylum -- Chief Bromden -- is the one who in the larger sense had been oppressed the longest and suffered the deepest of all the inmates and who, having observed all intelligently, finally acted with the decisiveness and clarity that eluded the misguided fury of Cheswick's thwarted rebellion.

    Steven Weber: Tea Party in a Cuckoo's Nest

  • I suppose it's only fitting then, that the lone escapee from the asylum -- Chief Bromden -- is the one who in the larger sense had been oppressed the longest and suffered the deepest of all the inmates and who, having observed all intelligently, finally acted with the decisiveness and clarity that eluded the misguided fury of Cheswick's thwarted rebellion.

    Steven Weber: Tea Party in a Cuckoo's Nest

  • I suppose it's only fitting then, that the lone escapee from the asylum -- Chief Bromden -- is the one who in the larger sense had been oppressed the longest and suffered the deepest of all the inmates and who, having observed all intelligently, finally acted with the decisiveness and clarity that eluded the misguided fury of Cheswick's thwarted rebellion.

    Steven Weber: Tea Party in a Cuckoo's Nest

  • I suppose it's only fitting then, that the lone escapee from the asylum -- Chief Bromden -- is the one who in the larger sense had been oppressed the longest and suffered the deepest of all the inmates and who, having observed all intelligently, finally acted with the decisiveness and clarity that eluded the misguided fury of Cheswick's thwarted rebellion.

    Steven Weber: Tea Party in a Cuckoo's Nest

  • Um, that was not a resident … it was an escapee from the mental ward.

    Hysterical | Her Bad Mother

  • Area residents theorized it could be an Australian dingo, an escapee from the nearby North Carolina Zoo or even some new species.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • An escapee is marooned on a formerly inhabited island.

    Playing in Peoria: The Invention of Morel

  • An escapee is marooned on a formerly inhabited island.

    A Different Stripe:

  • "It's a dark and surprising mystery of sorts, in which the greatest puzzle is who, among several plausible candidates, is the true escapee from a nearby mental hospital."

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 10/31.

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